Whats Your Management Style

All in all there are 6 managerial styles. Now what I am

not saying is that there are any right or wrong answers here.

You as a leader need to adopt the right style to fit the

situation and the person. But what I am saying is that

some styles are better suited to certain situations than others.

And also, if you keep to the same style no matter what the

situation this can have adverse affects from you staff and

performance.

So, want to know what the 6 managerial styles are and what

they mean?

Here goes!

** THE COERCIVE MANAGEMENT STYLE **

Manager who uses this is intent on obtaining immediate

compliance from employees. Conversation is one way.

Very directive. He/she tightly controls situations and

emphasizes negative rather than positive feedback.

The manager wants employees to do their work exactly

as the manager wants it.

** HOMEWORK **

Do you use this style?

What situations do you think it would be appropriate to use this style?

What situations do you think it would not be appropriate to use this style?

** THE AUTHORITATIVE MANAGEMENT STYLE **

The manager's goal here is to provide vision and focused

leadership. Long term thinking and a clearly stated direction.

Decisions are made by the manager but some employee input is

sought to reality test decisions. This style also relies on the

skillful use of influence to gain employee buy-in to decisions.

A firm but fair approach.

** HOMEWORK **

Do you use this style?

What situations do you think it would be appropriate to use this style?

What situations do you think it would not be appropriate to use this style?

** THE AFFILIATIVE MANAGEMENT STYLE **

Manager uses this to promote harmony, cooperation, and good

feelings among employees.

Affiliative actions include accommodating family needs that

conflict with work goals, quickly smoothing tensions between

employees, or promoting social activities within the team.

The manager pursues being liked as a way to motivate people.

He/she puts people first and tasks second.

** HOMEWORK **

Do you use this style?

What situations do you think it would be appropriate to use this style?

What situations do you think it would not be appropriate to use this

style?

** THE DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT STYLE **

Manager focuses on building group consensus and commitment

through group management of the decision-making process.

Requires a hands-off style and a heavy emphasis on team

participation. Employees are trusted to have the skills,

knowledge and drive to come up with decisions to which everyone

is committed.

Manager's role is only to fine-tune and approve the plan.

** HOMEWORK **

Do you use this style?

What situations do you think it would be appropriate to use this style?

What situations do you think it would not be appropriate to use this

style?

** THE PACESETTING MANAGEMENT STYLE **

Manager uses this style to focus on accomplishing a great deal

of top quality work him-or herself. Employees are thought

capable of achieving their own goals with little supervision.

When performance is not up to standard, the manager will do it

him- or herself.

Emphasis on "Doing it myself"

** HOMEWORK **

Do you use this style?